Observation that arrest of Tablighi members was "indirect warning to Indian Muslims" beyond scope of case: Justice MG Sewlikar of Bombay HC

Justice Sewlikar, however, concurred with Justice Nalawade's conclusion that the FIRs registered in the matter ought to be quashed.
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A judgment concerning FIRs registered against 35 persons for their participation in the Nizamuddin Markaz amid the COVID-19 pandemic recently saw two Judges of the Bombay High Court differ in their reasoning to some extent on why the FIRs ought to be set aside.

Justice TV Nalawade had made strong observations slamming the Government over the episode, remarking that the FIRs and arrests were an indirect warning to Indian Muslims in the backdrop of Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests.

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At the time of pronouncing the judgment, Justice MG Sewlikar had expressed that he does not agree with Justice Nalawade's reasoning to some extent, on which count he would issue a separate judgment.

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